Easy Chocolate Truffles

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You won’t believe how simple these Easy Chocolate Truffles are to make. They look and taste impressive, but are basically fool-proof! 

A stack of chocolate truffles on a plate

Chocolate Truffles

My sister Elise taught me how to make these chocolate truffles years ago and they have been a favorite of mine ever since. They have a smooth, creamy texture that will melt in your mouth. Additionally, you roll them in fun toppings like sprinkles, nuts, and other chocolates! These little bites of heaven also make a great neighbor treat for Christmas because it is so easy to make a bunch at a time.

Chocolate Truffles Topping Ideas

These chocolate truffles are so delicious you could seriously roll them in dirt and they would still taste good. However, since you probably don’t want to to do that, here are some topping suggestions:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Coconut (raw or toasted)
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Chopped Hazelnuts
  • Crushed Butterfingers
  • Crushed Peppermint
  • Sprinkles
  • Melted Chocolate (milk, white, and dark chocolate would all be delicious)
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Crushed Pretzels

If you want to flavor the actual chocolate truffles, then here are some options you can add to the mixture:

  • Vanilla Extract
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Cinnamon
A stack of chocolate truffles on a plate, the top one being rolled in almond pieces

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Chips – You want to use good-quality chocolate chips for this chocolate truffle recipe. Put down the store-brand, and grab some Ghirardelli, Guittard, or Scharffen Berger. You can also use high quality chocolate bars. Cut the bars into small pieces and then melt the chopped chocolate the same way as the chocolate chips. 
  • Creamy Peanut Butter – My special trick for getting peanut butter out of a measuring cup is spraying the cup with a little cooking spray before adding the PB. It will slide right out!  
  • Cool Whip – Make sure to thaw the Cool Whip to room temperature. If it is too cold then it will make the chocolate chunky. 

Method

  • First, melt the chocolate chips. You can double boil them or melt them in the microwave in a heat-proof bowl.
  • Then, stir in the peanut butter and Cool Whip. The mixture will stiffen pretty quickly so stir quickly and make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl! 
  • Then, let the mixture chill in the fridge until it is firm. Usually this takes about 2 hours. 
  • Use a small cookie scoop to portion out each truffle and then roll the truffle into a ball in your palms. Then, place the truffles on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. 
  • Once all the truffles are rolled, choose your toppings and place them in small shallow bowls. Then, roll each truffle in the desired topping. Store the chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the fridge. 
A chocolate truffle with a bite taken out of it

Other Truffle Recipes:

We have some other truffle variations that are really good too! And also really easy to make. These ones have fun and unique truffle centers:

Easy Mint Oreo Truffles – crushed Oreo cream cheese truffles with a minty flavor.

Pecan Turtle Truffles – these have a chewy caramel pecan center.

Protein Packed Chocolate Truffles – a healthier twist on chocolate truffles, and you’ll never guess the secret ingredient. 🙂

More Christmas Treats:

I love all the yummy treats that our family makes around the holidays. These crazy easy chocolate truffle balls are one of our favorites. Additionally, you can find the list of all our favorite treats for Christmas HERE. It has some amazing sweets that are perfect for neighbor gifts and Holiday parties, like homemade caramels, peanut clusters, cinnamon almonds, german chocolate fudge, and peppermint bark brownies!

How to Make Chocolate Truffles

A stack of chocolate truffles on a plate

Elise’s Easy Chocolate Truffles

5 from 5 votes
You won't believe how simple these Easy Chocolate Truffles are to make. They look and taste impressive, but are basically fool-proof!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 24

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl, then fill a mug half full of water and place both the bowl and mug in opposite ends of the microwave. Stop and stir the chocolate chips every 30 seconds until completely melted.
    Melted chocolate chips in a glass bowl
  • Add the peanut butter and mix well. Then thoroughly mix in the cool whip.
    Truffle filling in a large glass bowl
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours until your chocolate mixture becomes firm enough to handle. Roll the mixture into balls (about the size of a rounded tablespoon).
    A baking sheet with rolled truffles and a scoop
  • Then roll the balls into powdered sugar, coconut, or nuts, or dip in chocolate. Return the balls to the fridge. They taste the best if they stay refrigerated.
    A stack of chocolate truffles on a plate

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 25IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    What an easy and fun holiday treat! I just love that I can roll, dust, sprinkle with whatever’s available and they’ll all look a little different! Thanks and happy holidays!

  2. 5 stars
    So delicious!!!
    Can they be left out of refrigeration for a day or 2? I’m leaving them out for coworkers at the office … ?

    1. I don’t see why not! Just store them in an airtight container and make sure it is not hot enough melt the chocolate. Hope this helps! Merry Christmas!

    1. Yes, you can use another nut butter, like almond or cashew, or you can use 1/2 cup of softened cream cheese as a substitute. Thanks for asking!

  3. These were so easy to make a looked wonderful. We also rolled them in chocolate and then rainbow sprinkles. We mistakenly used frozen coconut which was too wet to stick so next time I will use regular coconut. Loved the ones rolled in powdered sugar. My family loves peanut butter and these were great, but for non peanut butter lovers as myself, any suggestion for another ingredient that would be something similar without using the peanutbutter? Stephanie Quinn- Mt. Airy, MD

  4. Yummy this will for sure be on my dessert treat tray that I do for my parents and in laws every xmas thanks for sharing.

  5. Made these last night. Going to deliver them to my son's Primary teachers. Thanks! (also, I sent the link to my sister to make for her husband. . .a peanut butter addict)

  6. These look great and so easy! I have seen cake truffles and oreo truffles, but never these before. I just might have to try them!